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This very unusual surname is an Anglicized 18th Century form of the Old Irish "O'Glacain", a sept from Co. Donegal. The name translates as "the descendant of the son of Strong Grip", from the Gaelic "glac" meaning hand, fist, plus the diminutive "ain" (son) and "O" (descendant). The variant spelling forms include: Cloughan, Clehane, Clahane, Glackan, Glacken and Glackin, whilst recording examples are as follows: Charles Glackin, the son of John Glackin and (the former) Nancy McGinty, who was born at Cloghan, Co.

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